Hello, friends! Our book today is Alphaprints: Puppy Love by Priddy Books, the latest addition to the series of simple, colorful board books.
In keeping with the theme of the popular series, five animal families – their heads made of a textured fingerprint pattern and their bodies a cute mix of photos and shapes – are introduced. In each, a short couplet celebrates their love, be it romantic, familial, or love between friends.
Colorful, inoffensive fun. The mixed-media animals are all quite cute, and JJ and I had a great time identifying what their bodies were made of (such as bananas for a puppy’s ears or buttons for a bunny’s nose). The textured “fingerprint” for the characters’ faces were nice too, though it made me wish for more textures to be introduced. It’s a rather brief book, and is probably best for the very youngest of bookworms, yet the book is sturdy and delightfully cheerful; it even features photo tabs to help little fingers open to the exact page they want. It’s not going to break the mold of board books, but it’s enjoyable fare for little readers that celebrates love with adorable animals, and it’s hard to get that wrong. Overall, a short but sweet treat, and Baby Bookworm approved!
(Note: A copy of this book was provided to The Baby Bookworm by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)